The Electra 225 was the top of the Buick line for 1964 – the biggest and most luxurious thing the factory offered! The quick way to tell the Electra was the 4 “Venti-Ports” on the fender. The smaller and cheaper cars got only 3 Venti-ports! This one was well equipped from the Factory, including:
- Factory Air Conditioning
- Bucket seats and console – very rare and desirable
- Power windows – all 4 work vigorously
- Power top – works great
- Power brakes
- Power steering
- AM Radio
That car really has a profile!I really enjoy driving this car. When you sit behind the wheel, and view the world through the giant expanse of tinted glass, and survey the road from behind that giant hood, the world just looks better!
The use of chrome was lavish! The chrome on the car is good, but some of the die-cast pieces have very small pits in the grooves or edges. it won’t show up in the photos, but in person you can see them. This car is a good looking cruiser with a solid, rust free body, lots of recent documented mechanical work, and a lot of fun to drive and enjoy. It’s not a top showcar, though. It’s a nice driver.
there are some chips & scratches on the paint, you can see one here on the hood between the “U” and the “I” . The paint job is nice, and shiny, a decent repaint, but not a super high dollar repaint. Good enough to drive and enjoy, but you would miss points on the paint if it were judged at a show.
Here’s the 401 Cubic inch Buick V-8! It has just had a new valvejob and timing chain, and while it was apart, I had the parts painted in the correct Buick green for 1964. It runs really great, with lots of power! I also had the steering box rebuilt, and of course new hoses and belts while we were at it. I have receipts, too, which will go with the car.